Saint Joseph Catholic Church
Saint Joseph Catholic Church Mission Statement
We, Saint Joseph Catholic Church, the Body of Christ, seek to grow in faith, love, and service of God and one another.
Since 1892, the Catholics of North Georgia had been ministered to by the Marist Fathers from their two foundations in Atlanta, Sacred Heart Church and Marist College. Prior to 1892, the Catholics of North Georgia were ministered to by the Diocese of Savannah through missions and Mass in private homes. In 1952, the church was formally found. The churches' boundaries embraced Cobb, Carroll, Douglas, Haralson and Paulding counties covering 1,645 square miles, with a population of 134,350. The estimated Catholic population was 1,000, of which 800 were in Marietta. The first St. Joseph Church was on Atlanta Road. The second at Church Street and North Marietta Parkway. The present property was purchased from the Suhr family and the home was used by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet as their residence. The sisters faithfully served our parish and school until 1989. A third church (the present Marist Hall) was built and remained the center of parish life until the parish outgrew that structure and the fourth and present church was completed in 1991. In June of 1996, the Marists handed St. Joseph's to the Diocesan Priests. As Cobb County's Mother and Grandmother Church (we now have six Catholic Churches in Cobb with plans to build more churches and schools), we took forward to an exciting and challenging future.
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